SKy Hi News - Granby Ranch stages food drive

Dec 05, 2014

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Granby Ranch is hosting a “Carve Away Hunger” event this weekend. The event supports the Mountain Family Center (MFC) and its annual food distribution to hungry children, the Food Totes Program and to stock the food pantry.

Ranch visitors can deliver non-perishable food items for the Totes Food program and receive a discounted lift ticket on Dec. 12 and 14. Those who bring a full bag of food on Saturday, Dec. 13, will receive a free lift ticket. A suggested shopping list can be found at Granby Ranch’s event page and on Facebook.

Participants can also get a $2 beer from Granby Ranch Grill by posting photos to social media with hashtag: #CarveAwayHunger.

Last year, Granby Ranch collected 546 pounds of food for the MFC food pantry. The food is distributed by MFC to the community and to schoolchildren, grades K-8, who experience food insecurities at home. Every weekend of the school year, September to May, kids in need are sent home with a tote bag of non-perishable food. The program reaches about 325 children each year.

“Between our two food pantry locations in Granby and Kremmling, MFC has seen 30 percent growth in visits,” says Helen Morton Sedlar, executive director of the MFC. “There is no way MFC could fulfill the needs within Grand County on its own. Only through community can drives and fundraisers can MFC begin to serve the needs of those who visit either location. It is a community effort and we are thankful for the support from Granby Ranch.”

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